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When The Walls Come Down
By Harper Robson
Hot Dam Homes, Book 2
“Quirky.” Ugh, I hate that word. The PC term these days is ‘neuro-divergent’, but I prefer to be called autistic. It’s often a huge advantage to have a brain that works differently, but I sometimes wish it was easier to connect with other people. The things that make me different can make people want to keep their distance, and for a long time I’ve built walls around myself so no one wants to even try breaking through. Helping the sexy ER doctor renovate his house, I discover someone who wants to get closer instead of running away. I think Reed likes me because I’m a little different, not in spite of it. But the gorgeous doctor has a lot of baggage, and I worry that if he sees the parts of me I work so hard to keep under control, he’s going to turn tail and run.
I’ve overcome a lot to get to where I am as a doctor, including parents who loved their bigoted, homophobic church more than their child and an opioid addiction following years of self-loathing. I love my team in the ER, but in my personal life I prefer to fly solo. I’m comfortable behind the carefully built walls that no one, not even my best friend, gets through.
The old fixer-upper in a great neighborhood was supposed to be a side project, but I discovered pretty quickly that home renovations are not as easy as they look on TV. But when one of the sexiest men I’ve ever seen, who happens to be a contractor, shows up in my ER, he feels like the solution to all my problems. What I never expected was that while he was re-building my house, Dylan Campbell would be the first person who makes me want to take my walls down.
When The Walls Come Down is a steamy hurt/comfort MM Romance. It features an autistic home renovation expert, and a doctor scarred by a traumatic childhood. Two people who’ve always been outsiders figuring out how to let each other in.
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So, apparently being around Reed Morrow turns me into a completely different person. Being spontaneous like this is so out of character for me I’m wondering whether I’ve been hit on the head and just don’t remember it. But this is a great opportunity. When I’m done with it, this place will be just as nice as anything featured in fancy home and garden magazines.
Reed goes to the fridge, and when he turns to hand me a beer, our fingers touch again, and again, it’s like we’ve been shocked. Is this what people are talking about when they say they have “great chemistry”?
“Cheers to us,” he says, holding his bottle out. “To a great partnership.”
I clink my bottle against his and take a drink.
“Thank you so much for this, Dylan.” He smiles. “I woke up this morning feeling like I was trapped under the heavy rock this house has become. But you’ve swooped in here like a superhero and saved the day. With your help, I’ll be able to do what I had originally planned with this place. I’m so friggin’ excited. Seriously, I cannot thank you enough.” He reaches over and puts a hand on my arm, and it feels like little sparks are shooting through me at his touch.
“Do you feel that?” I ask abruptly.
Reed pulls his hand back, his eyebrows furrowed. “Feel what?” he asks.
“When we touch each other, it feels almost like an electric shock. I’ve felt it nearly every time we’ve bumped into each other.” I give him a curious look.
Well, now, there’s a question I didn’t see coming.
“Um..” I say, not sure how to answer. But Dylan jumps in.
“I like it,” he says. His voice is relaxed, but he’s not meeting my eyes again. I originally thought he was shy, but the way he asks questions and is unafraid to be so direct doesn’t feel like shyness. There’s something else about Dylan. I chuckle at his blunt honesty, suddenly realizing how much I’m enjoying it. The man calls things like he sees them.
“I like it too,” I say. “I guess that’s what people call chemistry? I, um, well, it seems like we’re attracted to each other.”
He nods slowly, processing my words. “Yeah. That’s what I thought. I’ve never understood what people were talking about when they said that. It makes more sense now.”
“Happy to be of service.” Little laugh lines appear at the corners of his eyes as we exchange a smile.
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About the Author:
Harper Robson grew up dreaming of being a writer, but that didn’t work out until she was in her mid-forties. Along the way she worked in marketing, software development, and spent more than a decade as a stay-home mom.
She grew up in Vancouver, BC, but feels most at home in the leafy green suburbs of Seattle, Washington.
She is mom to two pre-teen boys and two adorable but very naughty Yellow Labs. Her husband works in the tech industry, and he makes her laugh every day.
A true PNW girl, Harper loves the rain, but is always planning her next beach vacation.
Her favorite things include classic rock, watching the Seattle Kraken, her two dogs, and drinking champagne for no reason at all.
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